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Want to say goodbye to dry and chapped lips and say hello to soft and luscious lips? Want to do something fun and easy? You’re in the right place cause I’m about to put you through how to make Shea Butter Lip Balm.
Follow these steps to make your moisturizing homemade Shea Butter lip balm. Be sure to gift to friends and loved ones.
What Is a Lip Balm?
A lip balm is a substance that is added to the lips to moisturize and relieve chaps and dryness. A lip balm is generally made from a base mostly Shea Butter or beeswax, vitamin E capsules for Adee moisturizing effect, a flavor, and a colour. Just like that, you have a go-to for soft and luscious lips!
What You Will Need in Preparing a Lip Balm
- Small containers or tubes
- Glass bowl to mix
- A stirrer or a spoon
- Essential oils (coconut, almond, etc.)
Now, that you know the basics of the recipe for homemade lip balm, let’s get to something interesting to further educate you.
Benefits of Selected Essential Oils
Essential oils are used mostly in a few drops. Be sure not to overuse because of their potency.
- Shea Butter helps in penetrating the skin more deeply and helps in moisturizing the lips.
- Almond oil is enriched with vitamin A and E hence, it penetrates deeper into the ski more quickly. It’s very moisturizing and perfect for dry and chapped lips.
- Beeswax is hydrating and increases moisture in the skin. They are commonly found in hand and body creams as it helps to retain moisture. Now, I hope this educated you on why you need these ingredients. Let’s do what we’re here for now.
How to Make Homemade Shea Butter Lip Balm
- 1tbsp shea butter
- 1tsp beeswax (crushed)
- 1tsp honey
- 5 drops of rose oil, lavender or vanilla oil
- 1tsp coconut oil or avocado oil
STEP 1: On medium heat, bring a pot of water to a boil.
STEP 2: Insert a glass bowl into this pot. Make sure it doesn’t tilt and fall, you can hold the glass bowl with a tong. It’d only for a minute.
STEP 3: Add in crushed beeswax and coconut oil, allow to melt completely for at least 20-30 seconds.
STEP 4: Add in shea butter and allow to melt again. Then;
STEP 5: Add in honey and drops of desired oil. Give a final mix.
STEP 6: Allow to cool down before transferring to a container or a tube.
STEP 7: Apply to lips to care and moisturize them.
Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Shea Butter Lip Balm
Q: What can I use instead of Shea Butter?
A: Shea butter is a good recipe for homemade Shea Butter lips balm. You can also substitute shea butter for Shea Butter if you have it in-store.
Q: I don’t have beeswax, what do I use?
A: Relax! You can go ahead and make your homemade Shea Butter lip balm without having to use beeswax. Beeswax is like a solidifier so you can go ahead to use Shea Butter, shea butter, or castor oil as the base.
Q: Can I use a container instead of a tube?
A: As I said above, you can use a container or you use a tube lying around in the house. This is used as storage and anything you have available can be used. Make sure it has a cover so as to prevent contamination such as dust and dirt.
Q: How long will my homemade Shea Butter lip balm last?
A: Your Shea Butter lip balm should last up to 2-3 months depending on the quantity you make and on your daily usage.
Q: Doesshea butter lip balm lighten my lips?
A: Your Shea Butter lip balm does not lighten lips but helps in moisturizing. If you want lighter lips, you could use lemon or lemon oil. Lemon has been proven to be effective in lightening the lips and of course, the skin. Another option is to scrub your lips at least once.
Q: How long does it take to solidify?
A: This should take at least 15 minutes to harden in the container or of course, tube.
Key Notes to Homemade Shea Butter Lip Balm
- Ensure the container or tube is clean before transferring so as to avoid contamination of any sort.
- Crush beeswax into smaller pieces so as to enable it to melt easily and quickly when placed overheat.
How to Store
Store in a cool dry place, this helps in solidifying it. You can also refrigerate it for an hour or two to speed the solidification process but after that, do not refrigerate as this could lose its form and potential.
Wasn’t that fun, easy and exciting? The best part of this recipe for homemade Shea Butter lip balm is the flexibility and ease to make it. What do you think?
I hope this was helpful. If it was, leave a positive comment in the comments section below.
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